Hope Anika

EVOLUTION: AWAKENING

CHAPTER 1 The breath accompanying those words exuded an aroma of red onion, spicy brown mustard and pastrami on rye, which somewhat diminished their menace.  “You tell me what I want to know…or she’s dead.” Still, Ruslan thought the Glock 45 pressed against his lapel looked serviceable enough.  And the woman whose image was reflected …

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IN PLAIN SIGHT

CHAPTER -1- “I need your help.” Someone call Scientific American. Because those four small words—tight, tense, edgy little syllables—were unequivocal proof of a parallel universe. Or maybe the world really was ending, just like Athena the All Knowing insisted. “Fiona? Are you there?” In spite of the desperation she heard—or perhaps because of it—Fiona Dresden …

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THE GETAWAY

PROLOGUE “He’s going to kill you.” Lucia Sanchez said nothing. “Did you hear me? You’re dead.” Her gaze flickered to the rearview mirror. The boy sat in the middle of the Nova’s sagging back seat, his features schooled into the remote mask she’d come to expect. Pale green eyes stabbed into hers, as hard and …

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THE BEQUEST

PROLOGUE When he dreams, it’s always of the desert. Of the sun, baking him slowly and turning his skin into blistered rawhide.  Of the wind, scouring his flesh as effectively as steel wool.  Of the sand, encrusting his skin so deeply he knows it is possible to drown in a pool of miniscule golden grains. …

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